Disney Closing Splash Mountain Next Month Because Of ‘Racism’

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The woke got Splash Mountain.

Last week, Disney announced it would permanently close the iconic theme park ride on Jan. 23, 2023. Parkgoers have just over a month to get in one more ride.

According to Disney, Splash Mountain is racist. The ride promotes “racial stereotypes,” and thus must depart Magic Kingdom swiftly.

Disney decided Splash Mountain was racist after complaints over the ride’s source material, the 1946 film “Song of the South,” which supposedly portrays plantation life as historically insensitive.

Chief Woke Bob Iger, who recently returned as CEO, expressed disapproval of the film during a 2020 shareholders meeting:

“I’ve felt, as long as I’ve been CEO, that ‘Song of the South’ was — even with a disclaimer — just not appropriate in today’s world.”

The cancelation of the theme park ride further exhibits how major entertainment companies govern for only a small, noisy group of individuals.

In 2019, a Change.org petition gathered 21,000 signatures to order Disney to close Splash Mountain. However, the command was met with a counter-petition with over 100,000 signatures.

“Splash Mountain has never included depictions of slaves or any racist elements and is based solely on historical African folktales that families of all ethnicities have been enjoying for nearly a century,” the more popular petition read.

“It is absurd to pander to a small group of ‘Disney haters’ that dont (sic) understand the story.”

Yet Disney sided with a minority of easily-offended signees who probably have never experienced the joy of the ride.

Catering to a minority of emotional hemophiliacs is emblematic of a larger strategy at Disney. The company now produces films merely to appease select political and social groups, often at the expense of a broader audience.

Hence the recent box office bombs that were “Lightyear” and “Strange World,” two films that prioritized LGBT messaging over entertainment value.

The same groups that declared Splash Mountain racist felt a Buzz Lightyear children’s film needed to include political messaging in the form of same-sex kissing. The public disagreed.

So, get in your rides before the Jan. 23 cancelation. Splash Mountain is the best ride at the park, after all.

Moving forward, Disney plans to replace Splash Mountain with a ride entitled Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. TBA will carry on the legacy of “The Princess and the Frog,” which features a black heroine named Tiana.

Disney says this ride, unlike the racist Splash Mountain, better represents Disney’s commitment to “diversity.”

Racist park rides are getting their comeuppance.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. There literally is not one family in America that was intentionally avoiding going to Disney and spending thousands of dollars due to this ride existing.

    There are literally tens of thousand, hundreds of thousands, and possibly millions of families – mine 100% included – that will now not be going to Disney and spending thousands of dollars due to their woke idiocy (and this is just the latest example).

    Utter business failure.

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